Magazine article Screen International

Whicker's World Foundation Opens Up £100,000 Doc Funding Awards to All Ages

Magazine article Screen International

Whicker's World Foundation Opens Up £100,000 Doc Funding Awards to All Ages

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Main £80,000 prize no longer restricted to under-35s.

The annual Whicker’s World Foundation funding awards, which total more than £100,000, have been opened up to documentary filmmakers of all ages.

Previously, the main funding award of £80,000, which is presented to a new director with the most promising pitch for an authored documentary, was only open to entrants under the age of 35.

That age restriction has been removed by the foundation to recognise “that documentary making talent can emerge at any age”.

A runner-up prize to the main award will be worth £15,000.

Further prizes of £7,000 and £3,000 will presented to radio and audio documentary pitches, while the Foundation also offers £3,000 and £1,000 prizes to completed works. …

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